Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center
Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM, is Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Neurology as well as Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is board certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a distinction held by fewer than 175 people worldwide. A graduate of Brown University, Dr. Harris received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. Dr. Harris completed her predoctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center where she trained in the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center, and has received advanced postdoctoral training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depressive disorders. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Harris specializes in behavioral sleep medicine and CBT for anxiety and depression. In addition to being a blogger for the Huffington Post, Dr. Harris is a consultant for The New York Times’ "Consults Blog" and is frequently quoted in the media, including the Times’ "Well Blog," The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal.